Cynthia Morrow Releases New Murder Mystery, UNSTRUNG
Since she was just 14 years old, Cynthia Morrow's whole world has revolved around music. As a violinist and a singer, she has worked on classical pieces and contributed to motion picture soundtracks, including such movies as "Double Jeopardy" and "WarGames." Now, Morrow adds author to her ever-growing list of accomplishment with the release of her debut mystery novel, "Unstrung: A Blanchard House Mystery" (published by iUniverse).
"This is a murder mystery set among classical musicians," explains Morrow, "that elite group who live among us but are never quite part of us, mysterious, disciplined and self-isolating by the very nature of their interests and their shared experiences. Many outsiders are curious about the musical life, but until now not many popular writers have given an honest, insider's view of what our lives are truly like."
Violinist and violist player Althea Stewart is getting out of Hollywood. After a messy divorce from an alcoholic husband and toxic work environment, Althea heads for Kirkland, Wash., where she plans to open a private music school with her best friend, cellist Grace Sullivan. The two see the holidays as the perfect opportunity for throwing the party of the year and drumming up interest in their new school, but the evening soon turns into a nightmare.
A once-powerful Hollywood concertmaster has been gruesomely murdered, and as more murders pile up, Althea and Grace quickly find that the quiet life they hoped for might not be in the cards after all.